New home now certified PHIUS+ Passive House, Minergie-P-ECO, and LEED for Homes Platinum.
It’s official! Karuna House is the first green building in the world to earn Passive House (PHIUS+), Minergie-P-ECO, and LEED for Homes Platinum certifications.
Photo by Jeremy Bittermann Photography
Holst Architecture and Hammer & Hand learned last week from the project’s LEED consultant, Earth Advantage Institute, that Karuna House earned a whopping 101.5 points in the LEED scoring system, easily surpassing the 80 point threshold required for Platinum certification.
The news means that the project team achieved its goal: to tackle three of the world’s most demanding green building certifications in one project, all while building a great house. The project became a case study of green building certifications and technique. To read more about our lessons learned, see this Field Notes post.
Congratulations to everyone involved. PHIUS+ Passive House, Minergie-P-ECO (first US project to be certified), LEED for Homes Platinum, and a beautiful house to boot…no small feat!
– Zack (Connect with me at +ZacharySemke)
UPDATE: EarthTechling picked up the story, read here.Back to Field Notes